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Ottawa Fury take Concacaf sanctioning battle to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Ottawa Fury are taking their case against Concacaf to compete in the USL Championship in 2019 to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.

The Canadian soccer team were informed last week that Concacaf would not approve their application to remain in the USL, following the formation of the new Canadian Premier League.

“We are on the clock,” said Mark Goudie, president and chief executive of Fury FC’s parent company, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. “In the current situation, only four weeks before the scheduled start of training camp, Fury FC is unable to sign players or sell tickets because of the uncertainty surrounding the team’s future. We need a rapid resolution to the dispute and that’s what the CAS was established to provide.”

The USL Championship has already announced its opening-day fixtures for Saturday, March 9, with Ottawa Fury due to travel to Charleston Battery. The Canadian Premier League will begin in April.